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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My NEW art sudio!!!

I wanted to share a very exciting project of mine that has taken the last few months. Some of you know I'm an artist, that's what keeps me sane in this world. I used to have a studio in Sunnyvale, Ca. which was about 1/2 drive from my house. In October, 2008 I received notice the rent was going up and I had one artist who I shared space with leaving in December so I decided to give up my lease as of Dec 31, 2008.

I had been talking to hubby about building me a new studio on a pad of cement we have on the side of the house. There was an old storage shed out there that had just rusted and was leaking and basically of no use. So for my combined Christmas and Anniversary gift he teamed up with our brother in law and built me a brand new 10 x 10 studio.

We have just recently finished it. Hubby did the construction and I helped with the mudding of the drywalls. Then I primed and painted it, installed the electricity, installed the laminate flooring (which I got off Craigs list for cheap), hung the curtains and moved all my stuff in. I had to purge some things but all in all I'm really very excited. I work in paper, doing collage/paper mache/altered art; so I built this rack to hang my papers so I could store them efficiently and be able to see what I have.


Here is the outcome. I can finally start creating again and let my pent up creative side loose.

The Before Shot:
The After Shot:


And a few of the inside:







It still needs to have the outside painted but we'll do that when we paint the house this year. And I'll spruce it up with some plants and pavers. My sister keeps teasing me that I should have a pink tool belt and go for my contractors license. I learned a lot about construction through this process, but hubby deserves most of the recognition, I just ♥love♥ that man.
Now off to get creative!

1 comment:

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Wow! What a dream workspace. It looks nice and bright, quiet and private. Get busy!